|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||244/013 ; 244/045R ; 244/091 ; 244/062 ; 244/058 ; 244/036 ; 455/431|
|발명자 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 137 인용 특허 : 10|
This disclosure provides a solar rechargeable aircraft that is inexpensive to produce, is steerable, and can remain airborne almost indefinitely. The preferred aircraft is a span-loaded flying wing, having no fuselage or rudder. Travelling at relatively slow speeds, and having a two-hundred foot wingspan that mounts photovoltaic cells on most all of the wing's top surface, the aircraft uses only differential thrust of its eight propellers to turn. Each of five sections of the wing has one or more engines and photovoltaic arrays, and produces its own lift...
[ We claim:] [1.] An aircraft having a wingspan dimension that is perpendicular to a direction of travel of the aircraft, a length dimension that is parallel to the direction of travel, and a front direction defined by the direction of travel said aircraft comprising:a wing extending generally perpendicular to the direction of travel and defining the wingspan; anda landing gear having wheels positioned at different locations along the length dimension of the aircraft, the landing gear having a main gear and a front-most gear, wherein all of the wheels ar...